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    Tips for a Day Trip to Legoland Florida

    This post was created in partnership with Legoland Florida. I was given complimentary admission to the park; as always, opinions, insights and fun on the attractions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Cupful possible! Is LEGOLAND Florida [...]

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How to create a Supergirl doll cake or ANY character cake

January 9th, 2017|6 Comments

It was a Super Third Birthday My daughter turned three this past weekend. Since we just returned from a family cruise, we had not planned a big party [...]

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Gender Reveal Party

October 1st, 2016|7 Comments

What is a gender reveal party?  Well that is exactly what my husband asked back in 2010 when I told him I was throwing one.  Basically, a gender reveal party [...]

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Ideas for hosting a luau birthday party for a kid

July 12th, 2016|12 Comments

There are two birthday party traditions in our family: a nice dinner out and a themed party! Today I am sharing how I hosted a luau birthday party for my son. My son [...]

Health + Fitness

Cookbook for the fitness focused

August 31st, 2016|7 Comments

"Muscle Starts in the Kitchen." If you are new to fitness or a seasoned bodybuilder, we have found a cookbook you will love! [...]

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Restorative Yoga is good for the body and the mind

July 27th, 2016|7 Comments

  THE SHIVA YOGA SHALA in Fort Myers I tried out a new yoga studio last night by practicing a style of yoga that I was [...]

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A Healthy Discovery: Bulu Box Review

June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on A Healthy Discovery: Bulu Box Review

Bulu Box is a discovery subscription box full of health, nutrition and weightloss product samples.  They offer two types of boxes: regular or weightless.  The monthly [...]


The moment I realized I had to quit the world as I knew it so I could live authentically

The real dream: to live authentically Living authentically is easier said than done. It is when our actions and words align with our beliefs, values and desires. [...]

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